Glock Gen4 Front Serrations

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  1. ZRiz19C

    ZRiz19C In The Woods

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    I was wondering why Glock wouldn't think to put front serrations on their Generation 4 pistols. Many people get this work done or buy aftermarket slides with front serrations. I know Glock follows KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) but I can't think of any downside to them doing it.
     
  2. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

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    I don't see a point to them. Also, I have read they tend to wear out holsters fast. But mostly, whats the point?
     

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    RedHaze Handgunner

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    Because they never have, and probably don't see any reason to.
     
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    in what situation would grabbing the front of the slide make more sense than the rear?
     
  5. RedHaze

    RedHaze Handgunner

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    Only real purpose for front serrations are for a press check as far as I know.

    Train like you fight. That's why glock never put them on. When SHTF, nobody goes for the front of the pistol.
     
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    If GLOCK would have thought of it, everyone would be saying it was the greatest thing since canned paint.
     
  7. Gallium

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    Press check.


    'Drew
     
  8. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

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    Since Glocks have the loaded chamber indicator why press check?
     
  9. Gallium

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    For the same exact reason why I stick my pinkie in the chamber with no magazine in the gun, with the slide racked back. I want to SEE the round in there as well as FEEL there is a round in there. Sometimes I shoot with gloves, and the LCI is not very easy to detect.

    It is equally important for me (YMMV) to be absolutely certain that my gun is loaded, as it is for me to ascertain it is unloaded. (unloaded check = visual, tactile, look away and check again).


    'Drew.
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    Probably saving stuff for Gen5 :whistling:
     
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    The LCI was a Kalifornia feel good legal piece of BS. Any body that doesn't check the chamber of a gun every time they touch it is a negligent discharge waiting to happen.
     
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    FCS's serve no purpose whatsoever and look like crap.
     
  13. Gallium

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    I ah, uh, agree with you sir! :supergrin:


    Why do so many 1911's have them if they serve no purpose?

    Do you rely solely on the LCI for a chamber status on your gun?

    'Drew
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  14. oISHUTupNrocKIo

    oISHUTupNrocKIo Glock Lover

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    Get a Glock RTF, use the rear of the slide to rack it... problem solved.
     
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    plenty of ugly guns out there to chose from...
     
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    Becasue they'd likely only result in holsters being owrn out, guns being hung up on something, slower draws, and accidents sending bulelts into not so bright people's hands.
     
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    Like 1911s???

    :supergrin:
     
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    i wouldn't want front serations on a glock. on my GSSF glocks i have skate tape on the slide near the muzzle, i like opening the slide by gripping the slide there as well as press checks. don't think the skate tape is USPSA legal on the slide near the muzzle, but would have to check to make sure, plus the holster wear/fit issue.
     
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    SCC just me

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    accidents sending bulelts into not so bright people's hands !!!! that is it :supergrin:
     
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    People do lots of things to their GLOCKS and buy lots of aftermarket parts that are unnecessary. Doesn't mean GLOCK should have put them there in the first place.